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Ecological Security: The Foundation of Sustainable Development

Samar Singh (Author)
Synopsis The basis and raison d'etre of the concept of Ecological Security lies in the linking of two substantive words 'ecology' and 'security', connoting an ecological condition in safe-keeping, firmly fastened and guaranteed against minimum loss or damage. Ecology is the science concerned with the relationships among and between organisms and all aspects-living as well as non-living-of their environment. Security stands for that which is safe, sure and guaranteed. This volume contains papers based on indepth studies by eminent persons on different aspects of a wide ranging, complex and contemporary subject. The book is an essential reading for all those who are concerned about securing a firm and sound foundation for sustainable development.
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About the author

Samar Singh

Samar Singh was a member of the Indian Administration service from 1962 to 2000. He has held several senior positions in Madhya Pradesh. His carde state, and with the Government of India, Where he worked first in the Ministry of Agriculture and then in the Ministry of Environment & Forests. Thereafter, from 1993 to 2000 he was on deputation as the Secretary-General of the World Wide Fund for nature-India (WWF-India), and retired at the level of secretary to the Government of India. A recipient of the ‘Order of the Golden Ark’, an international award for exceptional work done in the field of nature conservation, he has authored, among others, Conserving India’s natural Heritage (1987), World Charter for nature (200), religion and Conservation (2000) and maintenance of Public order (2004). Presently, he is the president of WPA-India, the samarpan Foundation and the Tourism & Wildlife Society of India and is associated with several other conservation bodies, including the Foundation for ecological security.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ecological Security: The Foundation of Sustainable Development
Author Samar Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 22.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8575413212
length xiv+208p., Tables; 23cm.